Wednesday, July 2, 2008

7/2 Run

6 miles today, 8:15 pace. Since this is the same mileage as this past weekend, it is becoming apparent that this next step up in my training plan means business!

Today's run was good. I actually thought that I ran a bit faster than 8:15, but I think that I may have had to stop at one too many stoplights. I calculated up that if you have to wait 60 seconds at a light, it lowers a 6 mile run by 10 seconds / mile. It sure doesn't seem like it would be that much - but it certainly is.

Come to think of it, I'll bet that is why I didn't run nearly as fast as I thought that I did during my last marathon. I walked through most of the aid stations as to not choke while drinking which probably slowed me down a bit.